We found 8 providers with an interest in benign prostatic hyperplasia and who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay Carelink HMO near Weston, FL.

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Dr. Sneha S Vaish, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Sneha Vaish's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Vaish's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), fistula, and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vaish obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Neurostimulation, Pelvic Problems, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando Jose Cabrera-Pifver, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Cabrera's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, partial nephrectomy, and adrenal cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cabrera honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston and Durham VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Low Testosterone, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Obstruction, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicolas A Muruve, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicolas Muruve is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Muruve attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. These areas are among his clinical interests: benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Muruve's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Muruve speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Alok Shrivastava, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alok Shrivastava is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shrivastava include partial nephrectomy, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and radical cystectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Shrivastava average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shrivastava accepts. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Shrivastava attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. Dr. Shrivastava (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Shrivastava is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Surgery, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard J Macchia, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Richard Macchia is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. The average patient rating for Dr. Macchia is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Macchia is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Macchia graduated from New York Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

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Dr. Barbara Ercole, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code 4th Floor
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Ercole is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ercole include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Ercole is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ercole graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence S Hakim, MD
Specializes in Urology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Hakim, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at the University Hospital of Brooklyn. Clinical interests for Dr. Hakim include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hakim is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Dr. Darby Sider, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider specializes in general internal medicine. Her areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and cancer screening. Dr. Sider is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sider trained at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Sider is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate)?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged. BPH affects about half of men between the ages of 50 and 60, and approximately 80% of men over 80. As the prostate grows in size, it can press down on the tube where urine flows out of the body (the urethra) and cause urinary problems.

Medication can relieve mild to moderate symptoms of BPH, such as frequent urination, incomplete bladder emptying, a weak urine stream, and straining while urinating. However, other forms of treatment may be more appropriate if you have pain with urination, frequent urinary tract infections, or are unable to urinate. The size of your prostate and the severity of your symptoms will determine the type of treatment you need. If your prostate is not very large, your doctor will likely recommend a transurethral procedure. This minimally invasive technique involves the insertion of a scope into the urethra. The most common transurethral procedures for BPH are:

  • Transurethral incision of the prostate or TUIP, where the surgeon uses the scope to make small cuts in the area of the prostate that meets the bladder. These cuts will open up the pathway for urine and allow it to flow with more ease.
  • Transurethral needle ablation or TUNA, where needles are inserted through the scope and into your prostate. The needles use radiofrequency waves to destroy excess prostate tissue.
  • Laser prostate ablation, where lasers pass through the scope to melt away the part of your prostate causing urine blockage.
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate or TURP, where the inside of your prostate is trimmed and removed one tiny piece at a time using the scope.
If your prostate is too big for a transurethral procedure, you may need a simple prostatectomy, which can be done in one of three ways: laparoscopic, robotic, or open. During a laparoscopic simple prostatectomy, your surgeon makes several small incisions on your belly. Then she inserts a long tube with a camera into one of the cuts and surgical instruments into the others. Using the camera to see inside your belly, she carefully removes the enlarged part of your prostate. Robotic simple prostatectomy uses the same techniques as the laparoscopic method, but the surgery is done with the help of a robot. For men with very large prostates, open simple prostatectomy may be the best treatment option. This surgery differs from the other approaches in that it requires a much larger incision.

Most transurethral treatments for BPH, like TUIP, TUNA, and laser prostate ablation, are done in the doctor’s office or outpatient surgery center. TURP and simple prostatectomy, however, need to be performed in the hospital and require an average stay of one to three days. You should wait a week before doing any strenuous activities after a TUIP, TUNA, or laser prostate ablation, and about four to six weeks after a TURP or simple prostatectomy. Although these treatments improve BPH symptoms for most patients, it is important to be aware of the risks involved, such as urine control issues, tightening of the urethra, and erectile dysfunction.

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